Concise Major 21st-Century Writers, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414410484
  • ISBN-13: 9781414410487
  • DDC: 809.05
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 3890 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Today's most outstanding and widely-known writers are profiled in this handy five-volume set. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most-often studied in college and high school. To form this concise collection, editors honed the Major 21st-Century Writers, selectively omitting some entries while adding some entirely new entries and revising others. Originally drawn from our award-winning Contemporary Authors series, sketches typically include personal information, addresses, career history, writings, work in progress, biographical/critical sources and authors' comments and/or informative essays about their lives and work. Both convenient and cost-effective, this staple resource meets the demand for information on the most popular novelists, journalists, nonfiction writers, poets, and playwrights.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787675393 | ISBN-13: 9780787675394


"Providing appropriate coverage in a single source, this set offers libraries without Contemporary Authors a way to meet demand for biographical and bibliographic content on influential novelists, journalists, nonfiction writers, poets, and playwrights." --CHOICE, March 2007

— Herman Sutter

"In an easily readable layout, the informative sketches...include personal information, a bibliography, a short critique, and bio-critical references for further study. Recommended." --CHOICE, March 2007

— Herman Sutter

"The set's organization, clarity, and information are commendable and make it easy to glean data on and critical assessments of unfamiliar writers." --School Library Journal, February 2007

— Herman Sutter

"CMTFCW provides a great deal of detailed and accurate information in readable format for the high school or college student or the educated layperson. No other service can match Contemporary Authors for wide and detailed coverage of writers of the later twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and no respectable academic or public library should be without some reasonably up-to-date version of it." --ARBA, March 2007

— Herman Sutter